Two days after Quinn's party, was our Senior Recognition Luau for the graduating seniors in the youth group. Some of the students had requested a luau months ago and a few other ladies and I had a lot of fun getting all the stuff together and planning it all out. The students threw out the idea of having a pig with an apple in its mouth. We thought that a bit outlandish. We also had a good amount of vegetarians invited and I didn't want to repulse them ;) While looking through pinterest for luau ideas I stumbled upon a pig with an apple in its mouth, that was a cake. He was so cute. I had to have him. I went around to a few bakeries getting prices. They were around 200-400 bucks for a cake that would only feed 30 people. I said no thank you/nevermind/are you kidding me??? and left. Plan B. Make it ourselves. I don't do fondant. I don't do decorating cakes of any kind. But alas, we pulled it off. It only took us doing a prototype a few weeks before, and the pig going from house to house to get all the pieces complete. But like I said, I had to have him.
So here is the inspiration. The picture I found on pinterest. My friend Leigh and I sculpted one a few weeks before the party to make sure we could pull off the shape. It worked! A couple days before the luau Leigh made another one and we gave him to our friend Tracy who iced him. It took her 4 HOURS! (Do you like how Im calling him "him"??? We even named him. I can't remember his name though)
Tracy delivered him to the party and I dressed him up in his lei, kale, grapes, and other fruits.
I just think its hilarious...
I also made some cupcakes. If you like fruity cupcakes you must try these. Here is the recipe for the Aloha Cupcakes
We made a little photo booth and had props. The guests had fun taking goofy pictures.
and so did Kennedy (she calls that a luka-lay-lee)
We did have pig to eat for dinner as well. And all the fixin's.
and a fun little Make your own Kabob station.
Now I'm partied OUT. But it was so great to get to work with so many great volunteers to put this together. Congrats 2012 graduates